Blogging the last few letters of the A -Z blogging challenge ! Whew !! and I am on the letter T. I thought I would blog about bubble tea and make a tangerine based bubble tea. When bubble tea hit the states a few years back it became a popular item in my family as well. My girls wanted to visit the mall just to get bubble tea ! I have not really made bubble tea at home, so tried it this weekend and judging by the enthusiasm with which it was received I foresee I will be making a lot of bubble tea in the future. It was fairly easy. I just cooked the tapioca pearls and then it’s a tea breeze ! I used the white tapioca pearls but traditionally you would use the bigger beads with a dark center. Instead of a syrup flavoring, I used natural fruit juice and some honey to sweeten. I also used green tea, but white tea or any herbal flavored tea should work as well. I make an extra milky version for my youngest ( see picture below) and a stronger one for the grown ups. I used coconut milk, but you can use almond milk or regular milk as well. You can mix and match with fruit flavors. I used tangerine because I had to use the letter T ! Be creative and make your own bubble tea :)
Use stevia to make this diabetic friendly. I give this a five star rating because my kids loved it !
- 2 tbsp cooked tapioca beads
- 1 cup tangerine juice ( 3 tangerines)
- 1 cup green tea
- 1/2 cup almond milk, coconut milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- Cook tapioca beads for 20 minutes till soft. ( you can refrigerate extra beads for future use)
- Squeeze tangerine juice and get 1 cup
- Make one cup of green tea and cool until it reaches room temperature
- Blend cool tea , tangerine juice and honey for a minute till everything blends in. You can also use a hand beater or whisk to mix everything.
- Put 1 tbsp of cooked tapioca beads in one glass of the above tea mixture and serve cool bubble tea
- Mix and match different juices to get different flavored bubble tea.
- Add more milk and less juice for a milkier version of the tea.
To read more in my A- Z Blogging challenge, click here and check back tomorrow to read my post on the letter U. I have a guest post on Undernatured Whey protein by an expert on that topic :)